French: Pirolle à ventre jaune German: Goldbauchelster Spanish: Urraca ventrigualda
Other common names:
Salvadori and Giglioli
Thu Dan Mot, Cochinchina, Vietnam
Subspecies and Distribution
C. h. jini
Delacour, 1930 – SC China (S Sichuan S to S Guangxi).
C. h. concolor
Delacour & Jabouille, 1928 – N Vietnam (E Tonkin, N Annam).
C. h. chauleti
Delacour, 1926 – C Annam (Vietnam).
C. h. hypoleuca
Salvadori & Giglioli, 1885 – SE Thailand, C & S Laos, Cambodia and S Vietnam (S Annam and Cochinchina).
C. h. katsumatae
Rothschild, 1903 – Hainan (S China).
34–35 cm; c. 125 g. Distinctive and striking green magpie with fairly long, graduated tail, slightly shaggy rear crown, rather prominent bill, nostrils concealed by... read more
Variety of calls similar to that of C. chinensis, although most are uttered at different... read more
Tropical and subtropical broadleaf evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, with bamboo thickets; to... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly carnivorous; diet includes various insects, frogs, snakes, lizards, and contents of birds' nests. Usually singly, in pairs or in... read more
Eggs laid in May in N Annam. Solitary breeder. Nest built by both sexes, a bowl of twigs, interwoven with rootlets, relatively deep cup... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not uncommon to locally common over parts of Vietnam; in Thailand rare and very localized in extreme SE, but unrecorded from adjacent Cambodia.... read more
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